Evolution students studying sunflower seeds in front of the Flatirons

EBIO 3080: Evolutionary Biology

June 9, 2017

Evolutionary biology is a subject that unifies biology because it addresses questions about why the natural world is the way it is. This course focuses on the study of the principles of evolution and covers such topics as the origin of variation, how evolution happens, and the history of biological...

Students holding their dyed scarves.

Innovative Courses: Insect Biology (EBIO 4660/5660)

Dec. 8, 2015

Students from Insect Biology (EBIO 4660/5660, taught by Deane Bowers and Tim Szewczyk) lab dyeing silk (produced by caterpillars of the silk moth, Bombyx mori ) with a dye made from cochineal insects (a small white scale insect that feeds on prickly pear cactus). The dark pink is from the...

Genome Model

Innovative Courses: Genomics EBIO 4460/5460

June 15, 2015

The chloroplast, where all photosynthesis occurs in plants, is derived from ancient, free-living algae. Over the past 900 million years, however, it has lived inside of plant cells and their green algal ancestors, evolving to be an integral part of these organisms. However, each chloroplast still has it's own separate...